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Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi

Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi Fukushima (Nov.)

Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi boasts a history of over 400 years. It is one of Japan’s three main fire matsuri. It is said to have begun as a way to mourn the spirits of the soldiers who lost their lives when the army of Date Masamune attacked Sukagawa Castle. Giant torches 10 meters in length and 3 tons in weight are carried around the town by the youths of Sukagawa. They are taken to Gorozan, where they are set alight.


Gorozan, Midorigaoka Park, Sukagawa City, Fukushima

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By Train

From JR Fukushima station go to JR Sukagawa station. Approx. 5 min. by taxi, or an approx. 20 min. walk.

By Car

Approx. 10 min. from Sukagawa interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

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